Mixing Ohms

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  1. Ron Duca

    Ron Duca Stunt Coordinator

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    I've gone brain dead. I should know the answer to this question, but I cannot think.

    I have an Anthem MCA50 amplifier, 180x5. Can I connect 4 Ohm main speakers and 8 Ohm center and surround speakers without causing any problems? Are there any settings that need to be made on the amp?
     
  2. Bill Kane

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    Ron,

    I have this amp (Series II), so I reviewed the installation pamphlet.
    It rates nominal speaker output impedances at 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms. No throw switch is nec. or provided. So just hook 'em up...

    bill
     
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    should be fine on that amp, no extra settings. I've got the MCA3 which is stable at 4ohms too.
     
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    "Mixing" impedence makes no difference, just the total current drawn does not exceed the amp's capabilities, and from what the others have said it shouldn't be a problem.
     

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